Home networking shipments to grow 272.5% to 2016
October 16, 2012
According to market research from publisher Multimedia Research Group, worldwide wired home networking node shipments will grow by nearly 272.5 per cent from 2011 to 2016, representing a 30.1 per cent CAGR over the period. Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi chipset market will continue to expand steadily as new connection paradigms, downward pressure on chipset prices, and steady growth in Wi-Fi networks support the market.
The Wi-Fi chipset market continues to expand steadily as more and more products begin to incorporate Wi-Fi. Expansion into new connection paradigms, the continuing lowering of chipset prices, and the continued proliferation of Wi-Fi networks both inside and outside the home, mark Wi-Fi as the eight hundred pound gorilla in the wireless industry.
Worldwide wired home networking node shipments will grow by nearly 272.5 per cent from 2011 to 2016, representing a 30.1 per cent CAGR over the period. Several main factors will drive explosive growth for the market, but service provider deployments and embedded home networking technologies in a plethora of consumer devices will be the main keys to market growth. In addition, a number of technology innovations will make it easier for consumers to take advantage of the benefits offered by a hybrid home network, containing both wired and wireless solutions.
Whereas MoCA will be the leading wired home networking technology in North America over the forecast period, Western and Eastern Europe, and the Asia Pacific region will be led by deployments of HomePlug. However, the rapid growth of G.hn in the Asia Pacific market, after its trials and commercial launch in 2012, promises to propel G.hn to become a major competitor to HomePlug and other technologies over an extended forecast period beyond 2016.